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Welcome to
CIS 225

Personal Computer Systems Administration

Instructor: Russell Feldhausen

Email is definitely the best method!

Teaching Assistants:

Icebreaker Activity:

  1. Find a partner
  2. Learn a little about your partner (name, home, interests, hobbies, etc.)
  3. Be prepared to introduce your partner
  4. Come up with questions to ask the instructor to learn more about him

Syllabus: Read these topics later

Course Structure:


Letter Grades:

My philosophy: do your work completely, turn it in on time, and you should have no issues getting a 'B'.

Late work: 10% of the possible points will be deducted for each day it is late.
Make arrangements with the instructor if extenuating circumstances arise.

(He really is a nice guy and will help you out if needed!)

Course Textbooks: none!
Optional: Purchase a subscription to Safari Books Online. It should cost around $15 per month ($75 for the semester). That site has good material.

Optional: A nice USB 3.0 hard drive to store / turn in projects is highly recommended.

Subject to Change
The material in this class is very new!
Things may change quickly

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A system administrator is a professional practitioner of IT Administration, which is concerned mainly with the design, construction, and maintenance of computer systems and networks.

Similar titles for the same position include IT systems administrator, systems administrator, or sysadmin. - Wikipedia

The Basics:

Communication Skills:

IT Management:

Cool Stuff:

* Optional, but you'll have the requisite skills

Improve your technical skills

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Hone your communication skills

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Computers are EVERYWHERE

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Learn to MAXIMIZE your effectiveness

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Database Administrator

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IT Manager

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Network Administrator

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Computer Systems Analyst

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Lecture Material

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Lab Activities

Documentation & Communication

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Online Resources